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Linux News for Apr 26, 2011

  • Open Source Activiti BPM Software Released (Apr 26, 2011, 23:04)
    eCRM Guide: "Open source enterprise content management company Alfresco Software has released the 2.0 version of the Activiti Business Process Management (BPM) open source project. Activiti is an independently-run and branded open source project that will work independently of the Alfresco open source ECM system."

  • The Linux Foundation Announces 20th Anniversary of Linux Design Contest (Apr 26, 2011, 22:01)
    Linux Foundation: Design a T-Shirt, earn fame and travel from Linus Torvalds' employer

  • GNOME Login Screen Mockups, Videos (Apr 26, 2011, 21:09)
    Tech Drive-in: "Linux desktop is on a roll. First came the revamped KDE 4.0 which took the level of User Interface(UI) fit and finish of Linux desktops to another level. Then came the GNOME Shell and Ubuntu Unity desktop interfaces. But one thing they all lack, especially GNOME Shell and Unity, are good looking and user friendly login screens. And here are some very interesting login screen mockups for GNOME."

  • Decoding Human Genes is Goal of New Open-Source Encyclopedia (Apr 26, 2011, 20:00)
    GantDaily: "A massive database cataloging the human genome's functional elements, including genes, RNA transcripts and other products, is being made available as an open resource to the scientific community, classrooms, science writers and the public, thanks to an international team of researchers."

  • Review: Barnes & Nobles' Nook Color goes Android Tablet (Apr 26, 2011, 19:03)
    Linux and Open Source: "On April 25th, as has long been expected, the Nook Color got its 1.2 update. This transforms the Nook Color from being an e-reader to being a low-end Android tablet by replacing its operating system with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and adding an App Store."

  • Lawyer requests users stop downloading/uploading of Debian (Apr 26, 2011, 18:01)
    Debian: "The lawyer wants the poster to pay 700 Euro and stop uploading of Debian."

  • Deployment Ease, Experimentation Highlights of Ubuntu 11.04 (Apr 26, 2011, 17:02)
    The VAR Guy: "When the discussion turned to the friction between the GNOME and Unity communities which has emerged over the course of the Natty development cycle, Canonical VP Steve George predicted that both desktop interfaces would continue to exist as important projects for a long while to come."

  • TI updates DSP line with new chips, Linux support (Apr 26, 2011, 16:04)
    Linux for Devices: Linux gets embedded into new TI chips.

  • Samsung, LG amd Cisco Throw Their Support Behind WebM (Apr 26, 2011, 15:01)
    GigaOM: Open Source video format gets some big name backers.

  • What does Disney, PS3 and Kindle have in common? (Apr 26, 2011, 14:09)
    Unixmen: "Yes, there is one binding power behind these three entirely different media and it is known simply as Linux."

  • Oracle Patches Flaw (Apr 26, 2011, 13:06)
    eSecurityPlanet: Security researcher alleges that had a vulnerability, that Oracle quickly fixed.

  • Patent verdict no reason to worry about Linux (Apr 26, 2011, 12:01)
    ITWorld: Worry more about the need for patent reform

  • 19 things we'd change about KDE (Apr 26, 2011, 11:07)
    TechRadar: "KDE has improved, but it's far from being perfect."

  • Peppermint Two Plans Publicized (Apr 26, 2011, 10:08)
    Linux Pro: "Shane Remington, co-founder of the Peppermint operating system (OS), announced plans to merge the previous two Peppermint OSes into one OS to be released as Peppermint Two."

  • What's going on with PHP 5.4? (Apr 26, 2011, 09:04)
    Netstat -vat: From the 'Don't Ask About PHP 6' files.

  • Instituting 'Defense in Depth' for PCI Compliance on a Linux Platform (Apr 26, 2011, 08:01)
    Penguin Web Hosting: "This article is going to tell you how to institute 'defense in depth' to ensure PCI compliance on a Linux platform."

  • Linux Mint Debian Edition Xfce review (Apr 26, 2011, 06:03) "Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is the branch of Linux Mint that is based on Debian, unlike Linux Mint editions which are based on Ubuntu Desktop. But how can you tell which Mint release is based on Debian and which one is based on Ubuntu?"

  • Google insists it will remain open source player (Apr 26, 2011, 04:06)
    Linux and Open Source: "Google insists that Android will remain an open source platform and takes great exception to reports to the contrary. That's good news."

  • GLX-2.3 Released (Apr 26, 2011, 01:04)
    Glx-Dock / Cairo-Dock: "After 6 months of hard work, GLX-Dock 2.3 is finally released! This version is a huge step towards a credible alternative to other shells (Unity, Gnome3, KDE4, XFCE, etc)."